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Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course
23 - 25 February 2015, Manchester, UK

This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.

There is one free place available for a resident of the Manchester area for their chosen day of the course. This is generously supported by Manchester Evening News. If you would like to apply please send your name, CV and a paragraph explaining why you would like to attend to


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Textiles Future Forum - Innovation in Textiles
STLA - Scottish Textile & Leather Association

5 March 2015 Edinburgh, UK

The Textile Future Forum (TFF) are running an event to help convert ideas into real, commercially viable products and services by the power of collaborating.

We would like to invite you to a unique event, the aim of which is to create new business opportunities through collaboration.

The day will bring together Technology Rich OEM's, SME's, High-Tech start-ups, Venture Capital companies, Commercialisation partners, Academia and Key Business Advisor organisations including our TFF stakeholders.

The Event provides a forum for using the power of collaboration to overcome common business problems such as obtaining funding, design issues, IP shortages, manufacturing issues, effective supply chain management and market intelligence. Or you may just be looking for new ideas to be part of.

For further details please visit:


ASBCI Conference
The Fit Factor - world class wisdom on fashion sizing and Fit
5 March 2015, Peterborough, UK

The next ASBCI fashion industry conference 'The Fit Factor' will address the latest processes, practices and wisdom in sizing and fit solutions. Topics to be explored on the day include:

  • Sizing and fit strategies
  • Virtual try-on technologies
  • Ecommerce solutions for fit online
  • Opportunities for the plus-size market
  • 3D printing and other retail fashion sizing and fit visions

Speakers, presentations and booking details will be announced in due course.

For further details please visit:

International Conference
Fashion and Textiles - The changing equations
12 - 13 March 2015, Jodhpur, India

NIFT, Jodhpur are pleased to announce the International Conference on Fashion and Textiles (ICFT 2015). The conference will coincide with the world famous "Desert Festival" starting on the 12th of February, 2015 at the historical city of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

NIFT Jodhpur, one of the most recent centres, was established in 2010. Within a short span of time, the institute has emerged as the pioneer institute in fashion education in the state. The state’s rich heritage in art and craft gives the students ample opportunity to explore and develop themselves as thorough professionals.

The conference will address the dynamics of Fashion & Textiles at National and International level and focus on contemporary issues and challenges related to textile art & craft, technology and management.

About Jodhpur
Jodhpur is among the most prominent tourist destinations of India. It is the “second largest” city of Rajasthan state and popular for featuring many palaces, forts, temples, art & craft and traditional textiles. Jodhpur is set in the stark landscape of the great “Thar desert". The city is known as the "Sun City" for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all the year round. It is also referred to as the "Blue City" due to the vivid blue-painted houses around the famous Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur has also topped the Lonely Planet's list of most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.

National Institute of Fashion Technology
NIFT Campus, Karwad, Naguar Highway, Jodhpur

Conference Chair
Prof. (Dr.) A.K. Khare , Director-NIFT, Jodhpur

Conference Convenor
Manoj Tiwari, Associate Professor

International Conference on Fashion & Textile (ICFT 2015)
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Sojati Gate, Jodhpur - 342 001, Rajasthan, India
Phone: +91- 291-2640067

AATCC 2015 International Conference
24-26 March 2015
Savannah, GA, USA

A tutorial session will be held Tuesday, March 24, from 2:00-5:15 p.m. and will feature a Technical Textiles 101 seminar taught by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University.  A discounted tutorial registration fee is available to individuals attending the conference.

The education portion of the conference will feature three tracks reflecting the Association’s Interest Groups: Concept 2 Consumer ®(C2C), Chemical Applications, and Materials.  Sessions in the C2C track will focus on color & lighting, concept innovation, material development, and consumer product interests.  The Chemical Applications track will address sustainability in textiles, advances in wet processing and specialty materials and finishing, and also include the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition. Presentations in the Materials track will include protective textiles, sustainable materials, medical textiles, and innovative technologies.

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Scottish Textiles - Leading the Way
26 March 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish Textile & Leather Association in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland will showcase some great examples of innovative and creative responses to challenges faced by businesses in our sector in an event which will be held in the heart of Edinburgh at the prestigious Balmoral Hotel, on 26th March 2015.

These challenges will be familiar to all textile and leather businesses whatever the main focus of their activities..........designing, manufacturing, selling or marketing. Some of our leading companies will share with you how they have dealt with specific problems which they have faced. These range from productivity issues through to staff recruitment, communication and customer engagement. The day will also provide an invaluable networking opportunity which will conclude with a beautiful dinner in The Balmoral.

Do not miss out on this opportunity to unlock the potential in your business. More details will follow shortly but in the meantime please block this date off in your diary!

To register your interest in this event please email



NOTICE is hereby given that the one hundredth and fifth Annual General Meeting of The Textile Institute will be held on

Thursday 14 May 2015 at 11.00 hrs
Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.

Directions to Venue:

All members are, invited to attend, but only voting members are entitled to vote. A full agenda and notice for the meeting will be emailed to members in due course.


Techtextil 2015
4-7 May 2015
Frankfurt, Germany

Techtextil is the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. With over 1,300 exhibitors from 48 countries and around 27,500 visitors from 97 different nations, Techtextil amounts to the world's central marketing and sourcing platform for users and manufacturers of technical textiles and nonwovens.

Why not take advantage of the opportunity to visit the show from 4 to 7 May 2015, to meet a host of international business contacts and to experience this centre of innovation in Frankfurt am Main at first hand?

The Textile Institute will be exhibiting on the BTMA pavilion. Come and visit us in Hall 3 H43.

For further information please click here.


6th World Conference on 3D Fabrics and Their Applications
26 - 28 May 2015
North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, USA

This series conference on 3D Fabrics started in 2008 at the University of Manchester, UK and has since gained the reputation as an effective and important forum for the researchers, industrialists, designers and end users in this attractive and challenging area to report the latest developments, exchange development ideas and discuss future strategic issues. The organisers are looking forward to another successful conference in NCSU next May. Your continued support will be the key to the success of the conference and the success of the conference series.

The conference is organised by TexEng Software Ltd, Manchester, UK and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA in association with The University of Manchester and supported by The Textile Institute, UK and The Fiber Society, USA.

The organisers invite authors to submit a one-page abstract for each paper that they wish to be considered for inclusion in the oral and/or poster programme for the conference. The abstract should contain sufficient information for a valid decision to be made on the merits of the paper and its relevance to the aims of the conference. Authors should indicate whether they prefer an oral or a poster presentation. 

Closing date for submissions intended for oral presentation: 15 January 2015
Poster abstracts can also be considered at a later date.
Please submit your abstract online:


Introduction to Textiles - Training Short Course
14 -16 October, Manchester, UK

This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, Yarns, Weaving, Warp and Weft Knitting, Nonwoven Fabrics, Dyeing and Finishing and Fabric Testing and Analysis.

Booking Form


ITMA 2015
12-19 November 2015
Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The Textile Institute is delighted to be a supporting organisation of ITMA 2015. ITMA has been the world’s most established textile and garment machinery exhibition since 1951. Over the years, it has been a catalyst for change and competitiveness for the industry. The drive towards sustainability in the entire textile and garment value chain is increasingly integrated with enlightened business practices, and innovative technology holds the key to environmental sustainability.

ITMA 2015 will continue to be the global marketplace and one-stop sourcing platform for:

  • emerging trends and innovation solutions
  • acquiring new knowledge and best practices
  • establishing strategic relationships with industry leaders

The exhibition will be open daily:

  • Exhibitors: 0800 hours - 2000 hours
  • Visitors: 0900 hours - 1800 hours

For further information please visit:
Organised by MP Expositions Pte Ltd


The Second International Conference for Creative Pattern Cutting
24th and 25th February 2016, Huddersfield, UK

The second international conference is designed to promote contemporary research into the art of creative pattern cutting and its significance to the fashion industry. The conference provides a platform for pattern cutters, fashion designers, students, and educators to explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.

The conference aims to:

  • Encourage discussion of new methods and techniques in creative pattern cutting, inspiring technical and design innovation.
  • Develop ways in which the fashion industry promotes pattern cutting as a career, emphasizing its creative integrity and magnetism.
  • Enhance ways in which tacit knowledge and the making process are considered as legitimate forms of research enquiry.
  • Promote equity for the roles of the creative pattern cutter and the fashion designer in terms of esteem and remuneration
  • Balance debates about the knowledge and practical experience of traditional processes in the context of technological and digital development.

We are looking for abstracts, which expand the themes above and further explore the impact and direction for creative pattern cutting.

Hosting University: University of Huddersfield, UK
Organisers: Dr Kevin Almond, Stephen Wigley, Dr Jess Power



World Textile Summit 2015
13 November 2015, Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy

The World Textile Summit is a unique one-day event that brings together the world’s most influential textile-business leaders to debate issues of strategic importance to the global industry. Its inspirational, forward-looking agenda - comprising expert presentations and interactive discussions - is designed to allow participants to share their business experiences and receive new ideas to maintain their success in the textile manufacturing and supply chain.

The World Textile Summit 2015 will explore business responses to the international drive for sustainable manufacturing. Going beyond the agendas of other textile sustainability conventions, it will seek to answer the questions that really matter to strategic decision makers: What returns can I expect from capital investment in resource efficient technologies? How do I go about establishing and monitoring a sustainable supply chain? And what are the market opportunities that arise from a strategy based on clean production and sustainable materials? Delegates will hear from international experts in the business and economics of sustainable textile manufacturing and learn from the direct experience of business leaders who have already chosen this path.

World Textile Summit 2015 a must-attend event designed for C-level executives and industry stakeholders to understand the business of sustainability and create value in key areas like growth, return on capital and risk management.

For further information please visit:

Parliamentary Lunch
6 November 2015
House of Lords, London, UK

The Textile Institute, UK Region, will be holding the annual Parliamentary Lunch at the House of Lords on Friday 6 November 2015. The luncheon will be held in the Cholmondeley Room and on the Terrace, hosted by The Lord Haskel CText ATI, a past World President, who kindly enables us to have the use of the venue.

The annual lunch has become very popular with both our national and international members. A feature of the event is that after lunch we are usually able to arrange a tour of the Palace of Westminster with the help of guides very knowledgeable of the extraordinary history of the place. Members and their guests from destinations outside London also often find it convenient to enjoy the subsequent weekend as a city break.

The lunch is not restricted to members of The Textile Institute. It therefore allows senior executives from both business and education, whether members or not, to network in a unique environment, and perhaps offer hospitality to clients or customers.

Booking information coming soon!


Have your say!

We are constantly developing new events that benefit our members. We would like to hear from you or your company if you have a need for a particular subject to be covered through our conferences and events. Please contact us to have your say.

We are always updating our events calendar so for up to date details of all our events please visit regularly.

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